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    Iranian women pose for a picture during the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2019.

    Video: Iranian Female Football Fans Visit Stadium for First Time In Forty Years

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    FIFA has issued a directive urging the Iranian football authorities to let women enter football stadiums after Sahar Khodayari, a female fan, set herself on fire in September.

    The Iran - Cambodia World Cup 2022 qualifier match has become momentous not only for the result, in which Iran's national team crushed its opponent by a total score of 14-0, but also because women attended the Azadi Stadium in Tehran for the first time in over 40 years. Some 4,600 tickets were released especially for them.

    Thousands of women expressed their support for the Iranian players with shouts, incessant chants, and loud applause.

    ​Blowing trumpets and waving national flags they made a strong contribution to the devastating win of the Iranian football players.

    ​Iranian women were allowed to watch a football match in the stadium after FIFA demanded that Iran make the move following the death of Sahar Khodayari, who burned herself alive in early September fearing that she would be detained over her attempt to enter the stadium dressed as a boy.

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